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Alzheimer’s patients often take an antidepressant—but the drug nearly doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture. The risk is at its greatest when the person starts taking the medication, but it’s still there even four years later.
If calcium is good for our bones, consuming large amounts should give us special protection against osteoporosis and fractures, right? Well, no. Consuming moderate amounts of calcium every day—and from vegetables rather than dairy products—is more effective, new research has found.
Drink-a-pint-of-milk-a-day has been standard health advice for years, especially for children and post-menopausal women
Walking for 30 minutes every day is like a magic pill that protects against a range of chronic diseases and even prevents a premature death
Millions of people take a sleeping pill for their insomnia, but they're falling asleep because they think it is working
Doctors often use an epidural steroid injection to help ease back pain-but each shot increases the risk of fracture by 29 per cent
Long-term low-level expo-sure to minute amounts of the heavy metal cadmium, found in our air, food and water, and also in many everyday cosmetics, can stimulate breast cancer, and also cause it to become increasingly more aggressive, according to new California research